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2020 Restaurant Industry Awards

Applications open through October 7, 2019

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Advance your career with education, training and certifications.


Since 1987, we’ve helped nearly 2,000 students with merit-based undergraduate scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

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Come join the first-ever apprenticeship program developed specifically for restaurant, food service, and hospitality.

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Whether you want to get ServSafe certified or become a Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator, we have you covered.

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National ProStart Invitational 2019

Meet the winners of the 2019 ProStart Invitational in the management and culinary competitions


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NRAEF Awarded $4.5 Million Grant To Train Justice-Involved Youth For Restaurant Jobs

The grant from the U.S. Department of Labor--the largest in the history of the NRAEF--to develop pathways from the justice system to employment for young adults, will help launch the Foundation’s HOPES program (Hospitality Opportunities for People (re)Entering Society).

Restaurant RockStars Podcast Interviews Amy Saltzman, Director of ProStart

On the latest episode of Roger Beaudoin's Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, NRAEF's Amy Saltzman discusses how today’s generation is defining their own career paths with “new collar” jobs – those positions that require specialized education and skill but not necessarily a four-year college degree.

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